Even if a disposable wipes have labeling that says they’re “flushable,” they’re not.
Monthly Archives: March 2020
Recycle Right! campaign now in Spanish
DEQ’s Recycle Right! campaign materials are now available in Spanish.
EPA taking comment on permits for dams along lower Columbia and Snake rivers
The Environmental Protection Agency is asking the public for comment on draft discharge permits for eight federally regulated dams along the lower Columbia and lower Snake rivers.
Memories of the New Carissa
Swollen seas and strong winds combined to push the New Carissa onto the Oregon Coast near Coos Bay in winter 1999, starting an epic cleanup and removal saga for the large beached boat.
Twenty-one years later the New Carissa remains one of the biggest environmental disasters in Oregon history.
DEQ enforces the law to protect and restore Oregon’s environment
In 2019, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued 247 enforcement notices – essentially penalties for violating environmental regulations.
DEQ responds to underground gasoline tank release in Canyonville
An underground storage tank at a service station in Canyonville failed recently, releasing an estimated 3,000 gallons of gasoline into the ground. Some of the fuel seeped through the ground and into the creek near the Main Street crossing. The creek is a tributary of the South Umpqua River.